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Omar Trinidad vs. Adan Ochoa | UFC Fight Pass - April 14, 2023

Posted: 10 Mar 2023, 08:59
by Ruthless-RKO

Press Release

Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions’ acclaimed Hollywood Fight Nights series will debut at the iconic Commerce Casino on Friday, April 14 and broadcast live internationally on UFC Fight Pass.

The event is headlined by cross-town rivalry featherweight showdown between popular, hard-hitting Omar Cande Trinidad, (11-0-1, 9 KOs), of Los Angeles, CA and Downey, CA native Adan Ochoa, (12-2, 5 KOs), scheduled for eight rounds.

“The Commerce Casino has been home to many memorable nights of boxing in the Los Angeles area and we’re excited to bring our Hollywood Fight Nights series to their new venue and to partner with UFC Fight Pass for the broadcast,” said Tom Loeffler. ‘Omar Trinidad versus Adan Ochoa is one of the best LA rivalry fights, one that promises fireworks from the opening bell.

“Ochoa publicly demanded this fight to settle a long-time feud between the two. After Trinidad’s latest knockout victory on January 27, Ochoa came into the ring and challenged him with the fight being announced that night.

“I strongly suggest fans purchase their tickets well in advance as we expect this event to sell-out. With the heat in the main event and our soon to be announced additional fights, this will be a very hot ticket on Friday, April 14.”

In the last year, Trinidad has become a popular fighter in Southern California; featured on five Hollywood Fight Nights events, all broadcast on UFC Fight Pass. Victorious in each fight, Trinidad captured wins in the last four fights by knockouts. Most recently he stopped Jose Luis Ramirez in the second round on January 27, 2023.

Ochoa’s last fight against Adam Lopez on November 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV was disappointingly stopped after the second round and ruled a no-contest due to an accidental headbutt incurred by Ochoa. Prior to this fight, Ochoa knocked out veteran Angel Luna in the first round on June 19, 2021 in Cranston, RI.

Re: Omar Trinidad vs. Adan Ochoa | UFC Fight Pass - April 14, 2023

Posted: 29 Mar 2023, 16:58
by Ruthless-RKO
Press Release | Gabriel Silva, Son of Anderson Silva, To Make Pro Boxing Debut on April 14

The Son of a Legend, Gabriel Silva, will make his professional boxing debut on Friday, April 14 at the next Hollywood Fight Nights event from the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, CA and broadcast live internationally on UFC Fight Pass. The event is promoted by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions.

The 25-year-old Silva, the son of UFC legend Anderson Silva, will be featured in a four-round middleweight bout. The Hawthorne, CA native, trained by the renowned Manny Robles, has an 8-1 professional kickboxing record.

Said the younger Silva, “I am very excited to be making my professional debut on April 14 at the Commerce Casino. My trainer Manny Robles and I have been working very hard to put on a great show.”

“Big thanks to my Dad for his support and to Tom Loeffler and 360 Promotions for this opportunity.”

Following an iconic career, father Anderson Silva will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this summer.

“We’re very excited to announce the addition of Gabriel Silva’s pro debut to this almost sold-out event on April 14,” said Loeffler. “Gabriel has been training diligently with Manny Robles and we’re looking forward to a great performance for the fans in attendance and those watching on UFC FIGHT PASS.”

“This is our first event at Commerce Casino which we moved to accommodate more fans than the Quiet Cannon and we’re trending towards another advance sell-out with only 100 tickets still remaining for sale.”

The April 14 event is headlined by a cross-town rivalry featherweight showdown between popular, hard-hitting Omar Cande Trinidad, (11-0-1, 9 KOs), of Los Angeles, CA and Downey, CA native Adan Ochoa, (12-2, 5 KOs), scheduled for eight rounds.

Re: Omar Trinidad vs. Adan Ochoa | UFC Fight Pass - April 14, 2023

Posted: 10 Apr 2023, 13:24
by Ruthless-RKO
Fight Week!! :box:

Re: Omar Trinidad vs. Adan Ochoa | UFC Fight Pass - April 14, 2023

Posted: 12 Apr 2023, 06:43
by Ruthless-RKO
Omar Trinidad: Hopefully, Maybe By The End of The Year, I Get Those Big Names

It’s the kind of fight that doesn’t get made too much anymore. Two prospects from the same area willing to take the next step up in their career against each other, with only one moving forward when it’s all done.

Risky? Yes. Glorious? Yes again. And it was a no brainer for Boyle Heights’ Omar Trinidad when he was approached about fighting Downey’s Adan Ochoa in this Friday’s Hollywood Fight Nights main event at Commerce Casino.

“I grew up on old school fighting,” said Trinidad. “My dad is a fanatic. He grew up watching a lot of fights, so, of course, I like to be a throwback fighter and I feel that this was a good moment, giving the people a throwback show.”

Trinidad has built a following in the Southern California area with that mindset, and after fighting five consecutive times on the UFC Fight Pass platform that he will headline this week, a wider audience has been getting on board with the 27-year-old featherweight. And that’s not a surprise.

“I feel like I approach the sport in a good way,” Trinidad said. “I like to put in a show. I grew up being a showman and I like to get people involved in the fight. I like when a person comes and buys a ticket. I tell 'em right off the bat, I'm going to give you guys a show and a night to remember. And I always put this extra pressure on myself to perform and just give up people a good night of boxing. People want to see good fights. And me, even when I put myself in their position, when I watch fights, I want to see exciting fights and stuff that you're going to be talking about for weeks, for months, and I feel like I'm going to do just that April 14th.”

If it sounds like Trinidad is a little impatient for the opening bell, that would be accurate, as he says with a laugh, “I'm more than ready. I'm trying to give these people a show already, man. I feel like this has been dragging and I just want it to be fight night.”

Then again, there’s not only that, but the fact that, yes, there is a little heat between the combatants, with the 12-2 (5 KOs) Ochoa calling out the unbeaten Trinidad (11-0-1, 9 KOs) for the eight-round featherweight turf war.

“I feel that there's a little tension because we both got something to prove and, honestly, I'm taking this personal out of the fact that he's calling me out, and when somebody calls me out, I guess they want a piece of me, so I'm going to serve it to them. I'm going to let 'em know that when the bell rings, he's mine for eight rounds and it's going to be a long night for him.”

With a win, that makes it 12 for Trinidad, and he’ll be ready to start looking for bigger names and bigger fights at 126 pounds. Some might think he needs a little more seasoning, especially since he didn’t have an extensive amateur background, but being 27 has given him a different outlook than most with his amount of pro experience.

“The positive I take from it is that I know what I want now,” he said of his late start in the pro game. “When you're younger, you don't know what you want, really, or you're not really taking stuff serious. And I'm taking this serious, and I'm locked in. I know what I want in life. I feel like I got everything figured out and I feel like I still conserve my body. I'm not that beat up and I had a long layoff. So I'm coming in practically complete, and I feel like, yeah, starting late has its benefits.”

As for the negatives?

“I didn’t get that time, those precious years in the amateurs where you get that experience,” Trinidad said. “I'm getting the experience as I go on the job in the pros. I had a short amateur career, so when I went into the pros, I was learning as I went, but I'm pretty sure it's going pretty good.”

It is. So good that he’s ready to make his move. First, take care of Ochoa in his main event showcase. Next? He’s shooting for the moon.

“I want to take it day by day, fight by fight, and hopefully, maybe by the end of the year, I get those big names,” Trinidad said. “And maybe starting next year I start being in the top 15, top 10, and start calling for all these champions, because that’s what I'm here for, to get that rep.”

Re: Omar Trinidad vs. Adan Ochoa | UFC Fight Pass - April 14, 2023

Posted: 14 Apr 2023, 03:24
by Ruthless-RKO
Tonight!! :box:

Re: Omar Trinidad vs. Adan Ochoa | UFC Fight Pass - April 14, 2023

Posted: 16 Apr 2023, 19:36
by Ruthless-RKO
Press Release

Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, Omar Trinidad, (12-0-1, 9 KOs) of Boyle Heights kept his winning ways moving forward with an eight-round unanimous decision over Adan Ochoa, (12-3, 5 KO’s), of Downey, CA. Scores were 80-72 twice and 78-74.

Trinidad used his effective aggressiveness to score over the first two rounds. Ochoa turned the tables and found success in the third round, however it was short lived as Trinidad would control the action as the fourth round commenced. Using his superior skills, Trinidad would continue to seize the battle in the second half over the valiant Ochoa.

In a special attraction four-round middleweight bout, Gabriel Silva, (1-0), son of UFC Legend Anderson Silva, impressively won his pro debut defeating southpaw Angelo Thompson. Scores were 39-36 twice and 38-37. With his father looking on closely, Silva controlled the fight throughout with sharp combinations and a tight defense.

Newly signed to 360 Promotions, Cain Sandoval of Sacramento, CA stayed perfect, (9-0, 9 KOs), with a fifth-round (2:34) knockout of Jose Angulo, (14-6, 7 KOs). Dropping Angulo in the second round, Sandoval kept the pressure on and scored another knockdown in the fifth stanza before the fight was waived off.

Light heavyweight standout Umar Dzambekov, (4-0, 3 KOs), of Los Angeles, CA continued the torrid start to his professional career with a third-round knockout of Nathan Sharp, (4-5, 2 KOs), of Merced, CA The southpaw dropped Sharp in the opening stanza and continued with combinations to the head and body prior to the stoppage.

Welterweights were also in action as Oswaldo Lopez, (4-0-1, 4 KOs), of Maywood, CA and Juan Manuel Gomez, (4-2-1, 4 KOs), of Livermore, CA fought to a spirited six-round split decision draw. Scores were 58-56 for each and 57-57 on the third judge’s card.

In a women’s flyweight battle, popular Gloria Munguilla, (3-0), of Los Angeles, CA stayed undefeated with a four-round majority decision over pro debuting Nikkia Williams, (0-1), also of Los Angeles, CA.